A photograph of Charles Hamilton Houston.
A photograph of William Houston, Charles Hamilton Houston’s father, at his desk. William Houston practiced law for over four decades and taught legal office management at Howard University.
A photography of Charles Hamilton Houston as a child with his father William Houston, an Attorney, and his mother Mary Houston.
During World War I, Houston was an artillery officer in France. He witnessed and endured the racial prejudice inflicted on black soldiers. These encounters fueled his determination to use the law as an instrument of social change.
Charles Hamilton Houston with other member of the Harvard Law Review editorial board in 1923.
A portrait of Charles Hamilton Houston by Betsy Graves. This work of art was created sometime in 1943 or 1944. The medium for the original is Oil on Canvas.
Charles Hamilton Houston arguing a case in court.
A picture of Charles Houston dressed in his military uniform when he served in the United States Armed Forces during World War I.
Soon after graduating from law school, Thurgood Marshall took the case of Donald Gaines Murray, an African American student seeking admission to the University of Maryland School of Law. This case went to the state Supreme Court and successfully challenged segregated education in Maryland. Shown here are Marshall, Donald Gaines Murray, and Charles Houston during the 1933 suit against the University of Maryland.
A preview of The Road to Brown tells the story of the Brown v. Board of Education ruling as the culmination of a brilliant legal assault on segregation that launched the Civil Rights movement. It is also a moving and long overdue tribute to a visionary but little known black lawyer, Charles Hamilton Houston, “The Man Who Killed Jim Crow”. Now available on DVD: Click Here